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Building an Accounts Receivables and Invoicing System in FileMaker Pro


Long ago, a wise old accountant named Bud, once pointed out to a much younger version of me, that most businesses have very similar accounting needs with respect to Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Payroll systems. Where they differ the most is in the Sales and Accounts Receivable (also Inventory Systems, but that is a […]

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Harnessing FileMaker Pro 12/13’s Document Management Features WITHOUT FileMaker Server


Many small businesses take advantage of FileMaker Pro’s ability to host up to 5 clients from a copy of FileMaker Pro, rather than invest in the more pricey FileMaker Server. Recently, I encountered just such a client who wanted to add some document management features to their solution and I wasn’t sure they would be […]

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Improving FileMaker Server Security by Filtering which Databases are Displayed to Users


To maximize security, even within an organization, sometimes it is a good idea to filter which databases are displayed to users logging in. There is a simple setting in the FileMaker Server Admin Console to set this up. Turning on File Display Filter Log into FileMaker Server Admin Console. Select ‘Database Server’ in the left […]

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Shrinking Batches of PDF Files on a Mac for FileMaker Server 12


Putting PDFs on a diet. With FileMaker 12’s new container abilities, more developers and companies will be using FileMaker 12 for document management systems. One of the issues with document management is file size. ‘Garbage in, landfill overflow’ as they say. If you put in huge files, you may quickly end up with a gigantic […]

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